Public Works

Storm Debris Amount Rivals Ice Storm

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Debris pick-up from the July 8 storm is wrapping up and DPW is returning to normal operations. What will happen to all those downed trees, what will the cleanup cost, and can residents get help with replanting trees along the street? We found out.

Judge Hears BWL Arguments Under Disputed Maple Tree

Monday, July 18, 2016

Above: Judge Clinton Canady looks at the trees in the backyard of Conni Crittenden, foreground. Immediately behind Canady is the mature disputed maple, which has multiple trunks. BWL wants to remove the entire trunk shown on the left (to the right of Canady) in this photo. What would remain is the trunk shown directly behind Canady in this photo.

Judge's Decision Likely to Decide Fate of Thousands of East Lansing Trees

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Above: Tree-trimming trucks out in the Glencairn neighborhood today, following Friday’s storm

With electrical provider BWL and East Lansing resident Richard Crittenden still unable to agree on the right way to trim a mature silver maple in Crittenden’s yard, Ingham County Judge Clinton Canady will soon be going out to look at the tree himself.

Debris Pick-Up Continues, as Question about Burying Lines Is Raised

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

 

East Lansing’s Department of Public Works will continue for at least another week to pick-up trees and tree limbs downed by Friday’s storm according to City Manager George Lahanas. Speaking at City Council’s meeting last night, Lahanas praised City employees and residents for coming together to deal with the aftermath of the storm. He asked residents to continue to get downed vegetation to the curb.

Special Yard Waste Pickup on Monday for Storm Debris

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Above: An East Lansing yard waste bag, but you can use any type of yard waste bag for Monday. Read on.

UPDATE: The City of East Lansing is offering another no-fee yard-waste pickup on Monday, July 18. Large-debris pickup will also continue through this coming week.

Because many East Lansing residents are dealing with cleaning up a large number of small branches and leaves as well as big limbs in the wake of yesterday’s storm, the City will provide a no-fee yard waste pickup on Monday, July 11.

Residents Warned in Aftermath of Storm

Friday, July 8, 2016

Above: a tree brought down in Chesterfield Hills today; photo courtesy of Jenny Flynn

In the aftermath of a serious summer storm this afternoon, East Lansing residents are being warned to be careful of downed power lines and unstable trees.

Today’s storm, which brought significant hail and rain, uprooted major trees and caused power outages throughout the East Lansing area. Power lines that are down should be assumed to be live and dangerous. Report downed power lines by calling 911.

Costco Plan Moving Forward

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Above: Fiesta Charra restaurant, behind which Costco plans to build a store

Following the reaching of an agreement between the City of East Lansing and Meridian Township, Costco is likely to soon be building a new store in East Lansing along Saginaw Highway just east of Park Lake Road on land adjacent to the Fiesta Charra restaurant.

City Sued Over Sewer Backups, Warns Homeowners

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Above: an East Lansing basement floor drain through which sewer back-up has occurred

The City wants you to know that, if a sewer backs up into the drains in your East Lansing home and creates a big mess, odds are high the City will not help you financially and that your homeowner’s insurance will be inadequate to managing the cost of cleanup. That’s the message of a brochure recently distributed by the City on basement flooding.

Recycle! East Lansing Takes Place this Saturday, June 4th

Friday, June 3, 2016

This Saturday, June 4th, the City of East Lansing invites residents to bring their hard-to-recycle items to the Abbott Center to be reused, recycled, or disposed of properly. This annual event began over 20 years ago as a community clean up effort organized by community members, and continues to grow larger every year.

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